WORLD AND REGIONAL TITLES AT STAKE IN CEBU TOMORROW
By Dong Secuya
Sun, 08 Mar 2020
CEBU CITY – Big Yellow Boxing Promotions puts up a double championship with two World Boxing Foundation (WBF) titles at stake tomorrow, Monday, at the Robinson's Galleria Cebu.
Undefeated Rey Caitom (9-0-1, 4KOs) from Cebu who is now based in Singapore will face ArAr Andales (10-2-0, 2KOs) of Cavite City for the vacant WBF world minimumweight title while Big Yellow's Clyde Azarcon (16-3-1, 6KOs) of Cebu City tangles against Mike Kinaadman (7-13-2, 5KOs) for the vacant WBF Intercontinental minimumweight title.
Rey Caitom and ArAr Andales pose during Sunday's weighin.
Caitom was one of Cebu's brightest prospects when he turned pro in 2005 winning his first five bouts. But after he drew his sixth fight against Ruel Lagunero in 2006 at age 20, he decided to hang up his gloves and later relocated in Singapore as to become a full time boxing trainer. But 12 years later in 2018 at age 32, Caitom could not contain the urge to fight and decided to come back winning three in a row.
“Many of my contemporaries have now retired. But I came back,” Caitom told PhilBoxing smiling who added that his dream of a world title was not lost in him – and which could happen tomorrow with the fringe WBF belt.
Caitom however will have a solid opponent in front of him in Andales who has already fought for a world title against WBA minimumweight world champion Thammanoon Niyomtrong although he lost by 8th round technical decision.
L-R: Clyde Azarcon, Promoter Seth Tio, Mike Kinaadman and WBF's Mick Croucher.
The promoter's promising fighter Clyde Azarcon will try to snatch the WBF Intercontinental belt against journeyman Kinaadman after failing to win the WBO Oriental title against Rene Mark Cuatro in Davao City on Aug. 21, 2018 and the WBO Asia-Pacific title against Ginjiro Shigeoka in Japan on July 27, 2019.
Below are the weights during today's official weight held at the First Five Sports Lounge at Bonifacio District in Cebu City supervised by the Games and Amusement Board officials as well as the WBF officials.
Tomorrow's fight at the Robinson's Galleria Cebu will start at 6 p.m.
Vacant WBF Minimumweight Intercontinental Championship
Clyde Azarcon (Big Yellow) – 104 lbs.
Mike Kinaadman (Cagayan de Oro) – 105 lbs.
Supervisor: Arnie Najera
Referee: Nick Banal
Judges: Edgar Olalo, Noel Flores,
Vacant WBF Minimuweight World Championship
Rey Caitom (Unbeatable Boxing) – 105 lbs.
Ar-ar Andales (Quibors Stable Manila) – 104 lbs.
Supervisor: Mick Croucher
Referee: Tony Pesons
Judges: Edgar Olalo, William Maños,
Carlo Demecillo strikes a pose as his opponent has yet to arrive during the weighin.
10 rounds Bantamweight
Carlo Demecillo (Big Yellow) – 118.5 lbs.
Anthony Galigao (Bohol) –
Ryan Quimbo (L) and Elmo Traya.
8 rounds Welterweight
Elmo Traya (Pinoy 1 Stable) – 144 lbs.
Ryan Quimbo (Carmen, Cebu) – 148.5 lbs.
Elmer Naason and Ryan Maano.
6 rounds Junior Welterweight
Elmer Naason (Big Yellow) – 136 lbs.
Ryan Maano – 143 lbs. *
4 rounds Junior Flyweight
Jimpol Dignos – 108 lbs.
Cedie Noblefranca 104 lbs.
4 rounds Super Flyweight
Anthony Gilbuela (RMC Stable) – 115 lbs.
Marvin Laping (Compostela, Cebu) – 114 lbs.
4 rounds Super Featherweight
Jusue Bastilada (RMC Table) – 127 lbs
Carlos Agustin (Guadalupe) – 131 lbs
4 rounds Flyweight (112 lbs)
Maurino Agum (Big Yellowons) – 112 lbs
Marjun Bato (Compostela, Cebu) – 115 lbs *
* Over the weight limit. Given two hours to reduce as off press time.
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